WWII Pacific reenactment to be held at Nimitz

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History buffs and curious area residents alike will soon get to take a trip back in time 70 years on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

The year will be 1943 and the place will be the remote confines of the Pacific Ocean where land is scarce and salt water is abundant.

The National Museum of the Pacific War will host a Pacific combat living history reenactment on those two days.

The reenactments will be at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Visitors will learn about events surrounding the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa, which was fought between America and Japan in the Gilbert Islands, specifically, on the heavily-fortified Japanese-held island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll.

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